Innovation in Unilever

Two scientists at Unilever's R&D Centre in Shanghai

Brands and innovation are at the heart of everything we do. In Unilever, research and development (R&D) is the home of breakthrough technology for bigger, better, faster innovations.

Success for us means creating products that keep pace with changes in consumer lifestyles and that appeal to people at all income levels.

€1 billion

Spent on research & development in 2012.


Over 6000 people working in Unilever R&D across the globe.